Just bought a 5.5 gallon tank and was wondering if 1 bag of 3 liter Amazonia is enough of a substrate bed?
Agreed. If you plan on having a lot of hardscape elements then it will definitely be plenty as well. Soil doesn't need to be really deep to create a dramatic slope impression...even subtle sloping looks very nice. Clean substrate lines, healthy plants and good execution are what makes all the difference.Yes it should be enough.
Or we need to ditch our customary system so we can correspond with the rest of the world!I should have asked if it will leave me at least 3" of substrate in the tank. I found this formula to use. L x W x 3 / 61.
For a 5.5 gallon tank it would come out to 16 x 8 x 3 = 384/61 = 6.29 liters of gravel. So I would essentially need 2 bags. I'd be better off buying a 9 liter bag for $30 versus buying two 3 liter bags at $14 a piece.
Takashi needs to ditch that metric system.